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TCU rebounds with 41-20 win over Iowa State to open Big 12


September 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Hicks ran for 117 yards with a long touchdown and also scored on a 25-yard catch as TCU beat Iowa State 41-20 on Saturday in the first game this season that counts in the Big 12 standings. Hicks went 64 yards untouched to put TCU (2-1, 1-0 Big 12) up 10-0 in the first quarter, after his path was cleared by 315-pound tackle Joseph Noteboom’s downfield block of a defensive back. On the opening drive of the second half, Kenny Hill hit Hicks wide open in the end zone behind the secondary for a 31-7 lead. Iowa State, with first-year coach Matt Campbell, is 0-3 for the first time since 1997.

While the Horned Frogs bounced back from a double-overtime home loss to Arkansas that knocked them out of the Top 25, receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin sustained an apparent left leg injury and had to be helped off the field the play before Hicks’ TD catch. Turpin entered the game the national leader with 236 all-purpose yards per game, but had only two caches for 8 yards and one kickoff return for 28 yards.

Another pre-noon kickoff for the Cyclones next Saturday when they go home to play San Jose State in their last non-conference game.

Football fans in Le Mars see fireball erupt from horrific wreck

News, Sports

September 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Hundreds of football fans at a homecoming game in northwest Iowa witnessed a horrific traffic accident that produced an explosion and sent two people to the hospital. It happened at about eight Friday night in Le Mars, during the halftime of the Le Mars Gehlen game against Woodbury Central. The marching band was performing when a motorcycle collided head-on with a pick-up on the street just beyond the field. The motorcycle slid beneath the pick-up, a fire was sparked and fans in the stands saw a ball of fire erupt. Officials believe it was the gas tank on the motorcycle that exploded.

Le Mars Fire Chief Dave Schipper was at the football game and quickly determined two people were injured. “The fortunate thing was we had an ambulance right at the football field so those people received medical treatment within minutes and, of course, the fire department responded to put the fire out,” Schipper says. The game was suspended for nearly a half an hour while emergency crews worked at the scene. The fire chief wasn’t just concerned about the two people directly involved. He worried Woodbury Central fans on the visiting sideline were too close to the fire.

“They got on the PA right away and told visiting folks to please exit the bleachers and go to the north side, leave everything there, just get out of those bleachers,” Schipper says. “We had the pick-up fully engulfed. We had gasoline on fire. We had explosions happening with the tires. We’ve got power lines right above there, some bigger trees and things like that, so we wanted those people to clear out of there for their safety.” Heavy smoke from the fire drifted across the playing field and over the bleachers on both sides of the field. Fire fighters used foam to smother the fire.

The accident remains under investigation, but the accident report from Le Mars Police had identified the drivers of both vehicles. Twenty-one-year-old Dillon McKinney of Le Mars was the driver of the motorcycle. He was taken to the hospital in Le Mars, then airlifted to a hospital in Sioux City for treatment of severe injuries. Twenty-three-year-old Samantha Priekset of Le Mars was a passenger on the motorcycle. She was treated at the hospital in Le Mars and has been released.

Surprisingly, the driver of the pick-up and his passenger were both able to escape without injury. The vehicle was completely destroyed by the fire.

(Radio Iowa)

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 9/17/2016

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September 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles doubtful for Week 2 at Houston


September 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is doubtful for Sunday’s game at Houston as he continues to work his way back from surgery last season to repair the torn ACL in his right knee. The Chiefs also will be without their two starting offensive guards against the Texans. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is out with an ankle sprain and rookie Parker Ehinger is out with a concussion.

Charles has been practicing for weeks, but the success of fill-in running back Spencer Ware has given the Chiefs the ability to be patient with him. Ware ran for 70 yards and caught seven passes for 129 yards in last weekend’s overtime victory over San Diego. Charles has not played in a game since Week 5 last season.

You can hear the game live on KJAN at around Noon tomorrow, following our Sunday morning church services.

Giants beat Cards 8-2, extend wild-card gap over St. Louis


September 17th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All that talk about Buster Posey’s second-half power drought was answered with one mighty swing in a September game that mattered, and his two-run homer helped the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 Friday night in a matchup of playoff contenders.

Posey drove in four runs and the Giants stayed four games back of the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who won at Arizona. San Francisco maintained its one-game lead over the New York Mets for the league’s top wild card, moving three games up on the Cardinals in the wild-card standings.

Left-hander Matt Moore (4-4) allowed two runs over five innings, struck out four and walked three while facing the Cardinals for the first time in his career. He won for the fourth time over five starts in his ninth outing since joining San Francisco in a trade with Tampa Bay.

High School Football Scoreboard – Week 4 – 09/16/2016


September 16th, 2016 by Chris Parks

2016 High School Football Schedule
Week 4 – September 16th

Class 3A, District 7

Winterset 24 Atlantic 7
Carroll 35 ADM 6
Creston 42  Denison-Schleswig 7
Glenwood 49  Harlan 41

Class 2A, District 7

Underwood 27  East Sac County 7
South Central Calhoun 64 Shenandoah 22
Kuemper Catholic 49 Clarinda 8
Southeast Valley 34 Red Oak 31

Class 1A, District 7

Missouri Valley 51 Treynor 14
Logan-Magnolia 14 IKM-Manning 8
Tri-Center 17 OA-BCIG 14

Class A, District 7

Nodaway Valley 28 Riverside 13
Southwest Valley 49 Griswold 20
Earlham 45 Martensdale St. Marys 14
St. Albert 55 Southeast Warren 7

Class 8-man, District 6

Bedford 78 Lamoni 34
East Union 74 Mormon Trail 0
Lenox 36 Murray 6
Stanton 52 Wayne 22

Class 8-man, District 7

CAM 48 East Mills 42
Clarinda Academy 66 Woodbine 58
Exira-EHK 60 Essex 6
Fremont-Mills 47 Sidney 10

Class 8-man, District 8

Coon Rapids-Bayard 32 Ar-We-Va 26
Audubon 53 West Harrison 6
Charter Oak-Ute 29 Boyer Valley 12
Glidden-Ralston 60 River Valley 22

Panorama CC Invitational 09/15/2016


September 16th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Panorama Cross Country Invitational
Thursday, September 15, 2016


Team Results

  1. Ballard 38
  2. Panorama 96
  3. AC-GC 99
  4. Colo-NESCO 123
  5. Earlham 149
  6. West Central Valley 156
  7. Tri-Center 179
  8. Ogden 181
  9. Madrid 227
  10. Van Meter 269
  11. Mount Ayr 285
  12. Saydel 308

Individual Results

  1. Reagan Weinheimer, Nodaway Valley
  2. Kate Crawford, AC-GC
  3. Eva Fisk, Earlham
  4. Ellie Twedt, Ballard
  5. Lauren Matthews, Ballard
  6. Emma Swanson, AC-GC
  7. Payton Sporrer, IKM-Manning
  8. Brianna Hoffman, Panorama
  9. Katlyn Holaday, CAM
  10. Devyn Kemble, Panorama

Full Results PanoramaGirls2016


Team Results

  1. Nodaway Valley 67
  2. AC-GC 86
  3. Boyer Valley 132
  4. Panorama 146
  5. Tri-Center 147
  6. Ogden 173
  7. Ballard 227
  8. West Central Valley 237
  9. Woodward Academy 249
  10. Des Moines Christian 258
  11. Earlham 273
  12. Saydel 289
  13. Madrid 336
  14. Ankeny Christian Academy 374
  15. Mount Ayr 297
  16. Audubon 434
  17. Woodbine 448
  18. IKM-Manning 502
  19. Colo-NESCO 506
  20. Van Meter 549

Individual Results

  1. Andrew Stumbo, Ogden
  2. Rylan Heffernan, West Central Valley
  3. Ben Behrendt, Boyer Valley
  4. David Parker, Saydel
  5. Sean McDermott, Madrid
  6. Connor Garrett, Boyer Valley
  7. Landon Foster, AC-GC
  8. Zach Ambrose, Boyer Valley
  9. Tyler Ketcham, Des Moines Christian
  10. Shane Breheny, Nodaway Valley

Full Results PanoramaBoys2016

Southwest Valley Cross Country Meet 09/15/2016


September 16th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Southwest Valley CC Meet
Thursday, September 15, 2016


Team Results

  1. Shenandoah 25
  2. East Union 89
  3. Clarinda 103

Individual Results

  1. Janette Schraft, East Mills
  2. Claire Campbell, Shenandoah
  3. Maddie Lohrmann, Diagonal
  4. Carlie Manrose, Shenandoah
  5. Alexis Post, Riverside
  6. Devan Gray, Shenandoah
  7. Jena Proffitt, East Union
  8. Jessica Jackson, Shenandoah
  9. Adrianna Holmes, Shenandoah
  10. Masilyn Hummel, Southwest Valley


Team Results

  1. Shenandoah 44
  2. Red Oak 51
  3. Riverside 112

Individual Results

  1. Otis Matejka, Riverside
  2. Stephen McGee, Southwest Iowa
  3. Trent Finnegan, Shenandoah
  4. Adam Thompson, Southwest Iowa
  5. Weston Rolenc, Red Oak
  6. Liam Eubank, Red Oak
  7. Dakota Foster, Clarinda
  8. Nick Stanley, Shenandoah
  9. Avery Graham, Red Oak
  10. Hunter Rice, Shenandoah

Atlantic Girls Swimming team notches dual win Thursday


September 16th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Girls Swimming team picked up a dual meet win on Thursday night.  The Trojans beat Abraham Lincoln/Thomas Jefferson/St. Albert in a dual 103-64.

Atlantic was led by Mckenna Ewoldt and Cambry Miller as they both took two individual firsts on the night and were part of winning relay teams as well.  Ewoldt won in the 100m freestyle and 200 meter freestyle.  Miller was a winner in the 50m and 400m freestyle.  Annamaria Lowary won the 200m individual medley and Jessica Hartwig won the 100m breaststroke.  The Trojans also won the 200m freestyle relay, 200m medley relay, and 400m freestyle relay.  All those individuals mentioned along with Madelyn Kickland and Clare Christensen were part of winning relay teams.

Atlantic will next travel to Marshalltown on Saturday to participate in their invitational.

Changes to Harlan sports facility parking begin today


September 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials in Harlan say the East side of Vet’s Auditorium parking lot will be closed to vehicle traffic during home varsity football games – Beginning today (Friday, September 16th), for the home football game with Glenwood. The traffic flow changes are being implemented to improve public safety during home varsity football games.

Starting at 4 pm, until departure of buses after the game, the traveled area between Vet’s Auditorium and Merrill Field will be closed to vehicle traffic.Vets Vehicles entering Merrill Field from Elm Street will be able to circle the parking lot and exit on Elm Street. Vehicles entering from Chatburn Avenue or 12th Street will be able to exit to Chatburn or 12th Street.

Should you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 755-5137.